Break through ceilings, rescue princesses and escape boiling lava as you slash your way to the top of the Knightmare Tower!
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Very Positive (342 reviews) - 92% of the 342 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 16, 2014

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“There are triple-A, $60 games that pale in comparison to the enjoyment we got from Knightmare Tower.”

“Knightmare Tower hooked me for over an hour, and I had to force myself to stop playing.”

“This is a great game and an easy recommendation to make.”

About This Game

Break through ceilings, rescue princesses and escape boiling lava as you slash your way to the top of the Knightmare Tower!

  • Campaign and Survival modes
  • 10 princesses to rescue, all daughters of the same King (yeah, even that last one)
  • Tons of upgrades, including visually changing armors, swords and boots
  • 1 epic boss battle
  • 70 quests to complete
  • 50+ different monsters to slice up
  • 3 legendary monsters that can be summoned with special horns
  • Giant bombs that blow apart every monsters around you
  • Potions that make you super strong
  • Rideable rockets
  • Soundtrack by HyperDuck Soundworks (Scrolls, Dust: An Elysian Tail)
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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Very Positive (342 reviews)
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Sly The Coon
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is good.
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The Keystone
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is a flash game port by some of my favorite flash game developers. BUT, with that said, it is completely worthy of being on Steam. This is a great game. You'll have hours of gameplay, a great progression, a simple and comedic story, and a great soundtrack.

The premise, while simple, is completely explored, and there are numerous upgrades, enemies, levels, potions, and bosses to keep it interesting. The controls are smooth and the art style is amazing. Overall, worth the money. If you're not sure yet, try out the online version:
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( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is great. I hate games like this, VERY MUCH. However, this one does it right. I first encountered this game on my Ouya. It was the first game I purchased on there cause when I played the demo, I knew right then and there I had to have this game. Years later, I saw it floating here on Steam and decided that it had to belong in my games collection for the PC. (Yes, I bought it twice.) Taking another trip down this game was just as enjoyable as it was the first time I ever played it.

Grinding in this game isn't a chore.... it something that you look forward too. You spend a good part of your time debating on if you should: A: Quit the game and take a break (or) B: Go just one more round, to see if you can get those few extra coins to update your character... which may make or break you rescuing a princess on another round. If you choose B and then have enough money at the end of your turn, you are then faced wth another series of A / B choices on if you want to go just that 'one more round' and before you know it... you've wasted more time in this game than you wanted to. :)

My hats off to the developer for this great game. I have really enjoyed it not once, but twice. Game is very well made and greatly polished. The fact that you can get it on the summer sale on Steam right now almost gives you a feeling that you really got away with some time of crime. I almost feel guilty for buying it so cheap. This game is EASILY worth $10.00.
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( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I played this game years ago in kongregate. Then saw it in steam, but I think 4€ is quite much for game you could play for free as well. Then wild summer sale appeared, and this game was crazy discount, so I bought it.

Listing pros and cons is not my style, so here's my review:

This game is very addictive if you ask me, worth of few currency units (LOL). Very colorful game, large scale of different enemies, and boss fight is actually quite challenging. Achieving all achievements shouldn't take more than 6-8 hours, and I'm not pro at this game myself. Even after you have completed story mode, there's still plenty of quests in survival mode, and for the (probably) your last achivement you must travel crazy amount upwards in survival mode.

Overall rating: 3.6/5
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( 31.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
This game is AMAZING!

I rate it 8/10

let me do this the easy way
- This is WELL worth the money considering this is only £2.79 or in america 3.94$
- This game is challenging in a way where you dont want to beat the absloute crap out of your controler and not so challenging that you get bored of it really fast.the challenge is around in the middle and its great fun!
- The monsters are unique and i really like the art style.
- people always say oh play it on kongregate for free but on my laptop i can hardly run it it has a tiny screen and i dont like the controls with the mouse on the other hand this game for steam is full screen probably the best game i can run on this laptop and has way better controls.
- once you have completed the main game you can go onto the survival mode which is an endless challenging bullet hell of fun.

- as you go up the tower the sprites are just the same just different colours
-there is only one boss( but its still very challenging
-only 6 acheivments( you might not care about this but im one of them people who really like to get acheivments)

over all i DO reccomend this gme cause its great fun to play and also reccomend you play this amazing game!

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( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
This is probably the only game I enjoy grinding in.
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( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Really Fun game, has nice quality and sound. Too bad it's a kinda short game, if it was longer I'd be much more fun
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Crap Ton Of Games
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Wow, I did not expect this game to be so good! I managed to pick this game up at a discount, but it's current $3.99 price tag is still makes it very much worth it.

The Good
  • Fun, simple gameplay that gets quite addictive.
  • Nice, clear progression system.
  • The game concludes right about the time it takes for the novelty to wear off.
  • The game's visuals were quite stunning, especially considering how simplistic it all is.

    The Bad
  • The gameplay is a little too simplistic, which definitely hurts it's replay value.
  • The game boasts over 50 different monsters to slice up, but the vast majority of them are just reskins of each other.
  • The so-called "Legendary" monsters provide no real challenge.
  • The top level equipment looked very gaudy and there was no way to change the appearance of them once upgraded.
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Up you go
To the sky you stay
Then rip
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S. Lee
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
As some of the reviews suggest; This is also available online as a flash game.
And thanks to those reviews I remembered I've played it some years ago, and did have some fun with it.

The gameplay is simple, yet addicting like hell - Especially if you want to 100% this game.
You move your knight from left to right, enganging enemies in a never-ending fight.
Well nearly never-ending. You "level up"/"gear up" your knight in the shop with money earned and picked up during gameplay, which helps make the game more compelling.
However, it's pretty simplistic but in a way that suits the game decently.
Since there's only one type of weapon and all enemy attacks (those who have it) deal the same amount of damage, there is no reason for a more "complex gearing/leveling system".

Which brings me to the pricetag. I only bought it because I was looking at some brief fun but most importantly: I had a 66% off coupon.
I would NEVER consider a game like this (without trading cards) with a pricetag like this when you're done with it after ~5 hours.
It may sound harsh, but the reality is I'm not sure if I'm ever going to play the game again after completing it.
Atleast the developer put in a "Start new game" feature which might help in replay-ability.

Which again brings me to my next point.. as others have already stated, you're not able to rebind the controls.
You'll quickly learn them however, and I only found it frustrating once I broke "zeh purhfect g4m3".
You're able to pause the game with Esc - However, if you want to resume, you have to press space.
If you press esc it restarts, and if you press enter you'll enter the shop (or vice versa - Sue me, I can't remember haha).

Overall the game did its trick - I ultimately had fun with it.
If you like casual games, with simplistic gameplay and "level up system" this might rock your boat.
The graphics and animations, in my opinion, are great.
The sound/music is also awesome, however there's a slight audio glitch with the final potion making overlap noises if you stack them.
The game doesn't crash or anything, it just sounds weird when the second potion is about to wear out).
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
62 of 69 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Played it for free on, here it does have more content making it more interesting. I gladly recommend because Juicy Beast is a lovely company and I like to support it + the game is awesome try for yourself for free and if you like come over!!!! ^^ 9/10 Would be 10/10 if it was a little bit longer :P
(Support for mouse control would be a very good ad, miss it so bad :C)
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
This game is a perfect example of easy to pick up, hard to master! Within only 5 hours you will have done everything in the game, but every single minute of these 5 hours will have been well spent, I garantee! Also, if you think about it, it is a little under 1$/hour, not so bad an investment! The game is simple and so are the controls: left right stomp are everything you will do throughout all the game, but god does it become exciting once these monsters stack-up, there's lava up your butt and it suddenly becomes some kind of bullet hell where your only weapon is youself!
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56 of 82 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
When I saw this on Steam, I thought I'd buy this to thank the developer, Juicy Beast, for one of my all time favorite flash games. Only after purchase do I realize this game does not come with mouse support. Why does the FREE version of this game come with mouse support but the PAID version doesn't? Until this changes, I recommend you search out the free version instead as this game is best played with a mouse.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
Knightmare Tower rocks! Tons of fun -- very well balanced -- super creative. I highly recommend this game. Play it with a controller for best experience.

For Achievement Hunters: took about 5 to 6 hours for 100%. (And it's still a blast to play after that!)
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
I am not a big fan of spending money on ports/revamps of flash games, but some titles (and developers) deserve it based on my fun with the flash version and quality of the devs. Knightmare Tower is one such game.

I love the flash games Juicy Beast has put out in the past. They know their audience and they know what flash games should be about: easy to get into, but hard to master fun.

Check out the flash version on Kongregate or Armor Games before you decide to buy. If you enjoy it, Juicy Beast well-deserve your money for this rebuild.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
This game is a real gem: You want Easy Controls? You got it. Princesses,Castle and Knight? You got it. Story mode and endless mode? You also got it. The music is also good and the graphics are really impressive.What else can you ask from a game?

10/10 from me it will keep you busy and hooked...totally worth getting :)
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
+ Unlockables
+ Increasing difficulty keeps it challenging despite the simplistic gameplay
+ Addictive and fun

- Short (2-3 hours for the story)
- Game can only be finished once all of the objectives are completed
- Boss fight's 'bullet hell' attack doesn't fit the game

[Rating: 75/100]
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2015
It's hard to review Knightmare Tower with a great deal of words (but that won't stop me from trying, I suppose).

The game is rather short (par for the course since it previously existed as a free Flash game and not much has been altered in its transition to PC) and once you've completed all it has to offer, you're not left with anything else beyond a sense of personal satisfaction.

The concept is a simple one - you take control of a knight and ascend a large monster-filled tower in order to rescue ten princesses in peril. No real story is fleshed out or explained at great length and quite frankly, it doesn't really need any. This is certainly a game that gets by on its charm alone and it does so with a humble air about it.

Controls, consisting of a basic three button input scheme, are responsive and allow the right amount of precision needed to succeed (or showcase multiple failures if you become overly anxious). The perfect setup for the type of game Knightmare Tower is, honestly.

The game's sense of progression comes in the form of a shop accessible at the end of each attempt to ascend the tower. Using available gold earned from previous tries, you're able to upgrade the knight in a number of areas. It's a welcomed touch that definitely helps with certain challenges, although it is entirely possible to finish the game's "story" mode without having fully upgraded each area.

Additional challenge comes in the form of quests issued as you attempt to reach the top of the tower. Some of these are relatively easy to accomplish with little effort (more so if you factor in the upgrade system) but are otherwise a welcomed distraction. Once you're done with the normal mode, you'll have access to the endless survival mode which also has its own set of quests to complete but also features an upgraded set of monsters to contend with. Like all endless modes, the fun factor available here is only limited to how long you can tolerate it before throwing in the towel.

The art style is a mix of quirky and cartoon-y, showcasing clean lines and (mostly) vibrant colors in an attempt to remain visually pleasing to the eyes.

The music, written and performed by Belfast duo HyperDuck SoundWorks, is well suited to the game. It's a synthesized orchestral sound that never becomes overbearing and doesn't feel like an afterthought, which is a considerable plus given that the nature of the game warrants hearing the same piece of music looped repeatedly much of the time.

Overall, there's enough content present in Knightmare Tower to warrant a purchase (especially if you're the type who often buys games on a budget) despite its overall short length.

The asking price may seem too steep for some (especially those who know the game's origin as a Flash title) but if you're able to get past that potential bias toward it, there's always the possibility of picking it up at a discounted price.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
This game has been criticized for being a flash game, originaly avaiable for free. While it's true that there is a free of charge flash version, the one avaiable on steam has been completely rebuilt on the Unity engine. Now, moving on to the acttual review.

Knightmare Tower is an arcade style game. You play a night going up the tower to save 10 princesses and ultimately deffeat the boss at the top of the tower. Seem's pretty bland, right? It would be, if not for the way you ascend the tower is by hitting your enemies with your sword. You basicly fly around at the top of the screen, slowly falling dow until you hit an enemy or dashing straight at them so that you can get up again. It's the type of arcade game where you're gonna keep failing until you purchase the right upgrades.

Speaking of upgrades. While ascending the tower, you will keep finding stuff that'll aid you in you journey. Bombs that'll deliver a hit to each enemy curently on the screen, horn that will spawn odd, non hostile creatures you can wack down to go up higher and gain some gold and, well, bags of gold. The last one is obviously used to purchase the previously mentioned upgrades. Those are chategorized as: Equipment, Upgrades and potions. Upgrading your equipment will make your rocket go higher, make you able to withstand more damage or deliver it or just make your movement more fluid. Upgrades are less noticeble, but they still help you a great deal! Potions are another item you can find, and upgrading it in the store will keep adding effects to it like speed or damage boost.

The game features a variety of different foes. From the harmless demons you use as fodder for your sword, to weird, centipede-like things that you can only hit in the head. Some ill shoot at you, others will blow fire, some others will just use spikes to protect themselves. You've gotta be carefull and time your dashes just right to nog get hit. Also, it's important to note that if you dash and hit no enemys you will fall of the tower. A rocket will quickly get you back up, but you will lose a great deal of your speed, wich will leave you vulnerable to the biggest foe of them all. Lava. Lava will start following you if you don't ascend the tower fast enough. It doesn't mess around. If you fall into it, game over, no matter how much damage you can withsand.

So you've gone up the tower, saved all the princesses and and defeated the final boss. What now, you might ask. Well now, you unlock a survival mode. The tower is infinite in height and the monsters more fierce than ever! This is where the "endgame" begins. If you want to squeeze a bit more out of this game, you'll have a lot of fun trying to get into the leaderboards! Now, the monsters in this tower are always the same, and the only thing that changes is their health, spawn rates and the speed of the lava, as you go up the tower. Make no mistake, though, this get's real hard, real quick!

As for achievements, the game only has 6 of them, wich will propably turn off anyone who look's to bump up their achievement count, but if you're looking for a challenge, you're gonna find it here. Sure, finishing the game and getting everything there is to get in the shop aren't hard achievements, but getting up to 100.00 meters in survival mode? Good luck.

Honestly, I cannot reccomend this game enough. I am having tons of fun with it, and I bet most of you will too. Happy gaming!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Type of Game:

Vertical Endless Runner (there really isn’t an appropriate genre for this game)

Version Played:

PC version through Steam

Similar Games:

Toss The Turtle, Canabalt, and Temple Run

The Good:

- An excellent time waster that will keep you engaged throughout your 5 – 6 hour playthrough
- Unlocks and in game purchases (no IAPs here) keep you coming back to play just “one more game”
- The challenge system especially keeps you motivated as it constantly adds a new “quests” for the player to complete for in game gold (ex: reach a certain height without falling or blow up ‘x’ amount of monsters with a bomb)
- Colorful and vibrant character/monster designs are welcome and keep the game feeling playful
- Fast gameplay sessions make it an excellent game to load up when you just want a quick game fix
- Numerous enemy types make for a nice variety of game strategy as they are introduced deliberately at appropriate intervals of progression
- Playing with a gamepad is intuitive and responsive, but not the best way to play the game (see below)

The Bad:

- Being a fan of the free flash version I was expecting the game to feature mouse controls, which were the best way to play the game. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing mouse controls are not part of the game
- The overall length of the main game is only about 4-5 hours, which is quite short. While it features an endless mode, I never felt compelled to jump into that due to the lack of an end goal

Can you play it while the children are awake?:

The cartoon gore is there. The monsters are split apart in a cartoony colorful way, but they are still split apart. I had no problem let my eight year old watch, but anything younger may be sketchy.

Did I make time to complete it?

The main game was a blast and well worth the time I spent playing it. The game plays like a premium iPad title and it should be purchased with that in mind. It is to be play in short spurts and enjoyed in a few sessions. I found it held my interest enough to complete it, so as I normally don’t complete games that is a compliment in and of itself. It is well worth the budget price of $3.99

Recommended Purchase Price:



100% of current retail value of $3.99



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